Disability & Public Health News

Week of April 23, 2013

21 States – State Specific Use of the Prevention and Public Health Fund – CA-CO-CT-FL-GA-IL-KY-LA-MD-MI-MT-NH-NJ-NY-NC-PA-TN-TX-UT-VA-WA April 17 Trust For America’s Health (TFAH) PPHF posting. Learn more here. California-Massachusetts-Minnesota-Pennsylvania: Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) Community Partnerships April 18 Commonwealth Fund report. Learn more here. Essential Community Providers – Tips for Becoming Part of Affordable Care Act […]

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Week of April 16, 2013

California’s Federally Approved Integration Demonstration for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid California is the 5th state demo approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Available from the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) April 10 webinar is the CA-CMS Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), NSCLC summary, and power point slides. Learn […]

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Week of April 9, 2013

Helping Consumers Navigate Affordable Care Act (ACA) Insurance Coverage Options On April 3, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) released proposed regulations governing federally-funded “Navigators” – people and organizations to help consumers and small businesses select health insurance options. CMS will release RFAs on navigator federal grants in the coming weeks. Learn more here. Illinois-New […]

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Week of April 2, 2013

April 10 – Webinar on High Rise Evacuation for People with Disabilities A project of the Pacific ADA Center (Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute) and Great Lakes ADA Center. Learn more here. Solving Communication Gaps with Partners in Preparedness New York City Office of Emergency Management paper, publicized March 27 by the […]

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Week of March 26

Many Physician Offices Do Not Accommodate, Thus Do Not Serve, Persons with Disabilities (“Mobility Impairments”) March 19 Annals of Internal Medicine. Learn more here. County Health Ratings 2013 annual report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin. Learn more here. Accountable Care Communities (ACC) – Akron, Ohio Public Health Model Learn […]

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Week of March 19

March 29 Application Deadline – Business Technical Assistance for Working with Health Plans and Managed Care Organizations This is an Administration for Community Living (ACL)-HHS initiative for community-based aging and disability organizations. There are no funds available. This is an opportunity to get technical assistance. Learn more here. Cigarette Smoking Among Persons with Disabilities – […]

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Week of March 12

March 29 Application Deadline – Business Technical Assistance for Working with Health Plans and Managed Care Organizations This is an Administration for Community Living (ACL)-HHS initiative for community-based aging and disability organizations. There are no funds available. This is an opportunity to get technical assistance. Learn more here. Cigarette Smoking Among Persons with Disabilities – […]

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Week of March 5

Health Stories – People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families Video stories announced February 25 by DREDF (Disability Rights Education and Defense Funds) Learn more here. People with Disabilities More Likely To Be Victims of Violence February 26 Disability Scoop article reviewing a PLOS One study. Learn more here. 30% of Federal Income-Based Program Recipients […]

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Week of February 26

March 17 – Deadline for Public Comment – New Grant Program – Promoting Readiness in Minors in SSI (PROMISE) for Employment Learn more here. Federal Government Issues Final Rules Promoting Employment of Persons with Disabilities February 22 U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Learn more here. March 20 – Deadline for Grant Applications for Coordinated […]

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Week of February 19

State Health Officers – National Prevention Strategy Toolkit Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO) report. Learn more here. Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention Programs – a State-by-State Report Report of the Safe States Alliance. Learn more here. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services February 12 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released […]

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